Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Helllloooooo!!!! And welcome to this week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! 
So as you may or may not know, this week we celebrate a fun holiday! It's called Halloween!!! lol

So if you're hopping over from Helen's blog-hope it wasn't too scary over there!-welcome!!! But Beware....!!!!

This week's colors are (NO, not orange & black!!! altho that would be cool, but no!):

                Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky                 
Garden Green, So Saffron, Melon Mambo

I chose the first group & decided to say Happy Halloween to you all in my own way!

Ok, so this card is totally out of my comfort zone! But I just wanted to have fun! I thought it was a cute Halloween card! Not easy using these colors!

So the stamp set is the multi-purpose & well worth the $ Tags 4 You set from the Holiday catalog! I used it with the Label Bracket Punch!  

I colored the words with my markers and stamped on the Soft Sky cardstock! I love doing that! Makes fun 2-tone sentiments! Backed it all on some Calyspso Coral cardstock cut using the Chalk Talk Framelits! Kinda fun!
 I used the Chevron Textured Embossing Folder & just cut the edges! There's the Garden Green!  I did the same on a small piece of the other 2 colors, cut them out, & fit them in the grooves! 

Now the with is stamped with the Garden Green & topped with Crystal Effects to make her "pop"! She's too cute to be spooky tho!  

The tough part for me was the web & spiders! I hand drew those! Not one of my best talents I'm afraid! That's why I stamp! lol

So just wanted to share a fun Halloween Treat! Hope you enjoyed!

Now go hop over to Liz's blog & say BOO!  Don't scare her tho!

Have a save & happy Halloween!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hi kids! Sorry I'm late today for our weekly
 Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! 
Just got back from the most amazing wedding!!! And guess what I brought back with me?? A nasty cold!!! Fell asleep waiting for the computer to update last nite!!! Ugh!!! Achoo!!!

Anyway, welcome on over from Carol's blog!!! Hope you are doing well!!!

This week's colors are

Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Basic Gray
Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand

An interesting bunch after the last few weeks of fairly bright colors! I chose the first for no apparent reason! It shouted "masculine" to me, so here's what I came up with!

I LOVE this stamp set-The Open Sea! Use it often, especially for masculine cards. I'm a Cape Cod girl as I've said before, so bring on the nautical!!! The little sentiment is of course from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

However, retired product alert!!! I did use a retired Ribbon Slide from one of the mini catalogs a couple of years ago.  Sorry, but I love the way these look! Wonder if they'll ever come back??

Here's a closeup of the important stuff!!

Hope ya luv!
Now go visit Liz's blog & enjoy her Elegant Eggplant creation!

I promise wedding pics this week! Not sure if that's a threat or a promise!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


So this week we are Coloring Down the Lines with a color I love-
Crushed Curry!! Yellow is my favorite color!!!

Welcome on over from Helen's blog! Glad to have you here!!!!!

It's been a whirlwind week! We are leaving for Pennsylvania to attend my son's wedding this weekend! Trying to get everything done is just ca-razy!!!! But I did manage to take some time to make a card for this week's blog hop! I needed the "destressing"!! lol

The color choices are
                          Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo                                          OR                
Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Real Red

I, of course, chose the bright colors! The second group reminds me of like grammar school! Very primary! Me, well, I'd rather live outside the box!

So here's what I came up with!

I'm kinda into revisiting some of my older stamp sets. I love this one-
Postage Due! I sometimes have a tough time trying to figure out what to use it for. But I think it's perfect for this card! I also love how there are coordinating punches with the 1" Square & Postage Stamp punches.
I also pulled out my trusty old Brayer! Not my favorite tool, but I do like the effects it's gives! I used it on the big stamp. First I used the Crushed Curry & brayered the whole image. Then I added & "bumped" some Pumpkin Pie & sorta "edged" it off with the Melon Mambo! I love the way the big flower on the bottom right looks!

Here's a closeup of the actual postage stamps!

I pulled out an old SU button on there for umph! The color isn't retired-just the button!! And oh, btw, the sentiment is from Yippee Skippee stamp set!!! Imagine that?!

Lovin' this Pretty Print Textured Embossing folder straight from the 
Holiday Mini catalog!!! I have no idea what it says! Don't really care! It just looks cool! I sure hope this one hangs around after the catalog retires!!! 

So on that note, hop on over to Liz's blog & see what cool concoction she came up with!

I'm gonna go finish packing! I promise pictures!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Ok, so I'm trying to get back to normal! So where have I been? Well, I was involved in 2 plays (many of you know I love to perform!!!), I was a co-organizer for my church's fall festival (which was a huge success I might add), and I'm getting close to my son's wedding! So  much going on! I miss my stamping!!!

So here we are with another week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! If you're back here from Helen's blog, I missed you last week!!! Glad you came back!!!

This week's colors are

Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy

I chose the latter for no particular reason! I just love Calypso Coral!!! And I needed to challenge myself with this combination. 

Here's my card:

I used my trusty ole' Betsy's Blossoms stamp set! Haven't had her out in awhile so decided to take her for a ride!!! It's a pretty stamp set! I really love this little birdie! 
Not sure if you can tell, but I used a Stampin' Dimensional to raise up her wing. I love depth & texture! lol See???

It's a pretty basic card! And I just reaized it's like the first card in forever where I didn't even use my Big Shot! Wow! That's huge for me!  
It's actually going to a nice lady who loves to buy my cards! She requested a bunch of colorful "thinking of you" cards. I think she'll like this one!

So just a quickie because its late! Head on over now to Laura's blog & see what she came up with! See you there!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for details on my Christmas in Blue class coming up soon!!! It's outside of the box for me!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013


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Happy Stampin'!!!


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